Long Island steel

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
XR550-G541 todays power on the steelie via Signal 750 at SCS around 5 minutes ago.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Today's down Steel 11:45 via the signal with BL34-G541 on point.
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Looks like a second train getting ready to depart Dynon. BL+G. Didn't catch the numbers.
Is there a closure on the weekend?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Looks like a second train getting ready to depart Dynon. BL+G. Didn't catch the numbers.
Is there a closure on the weekend?
steven_h

Just through SCS right this minute.
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

Any changes to the steel train over the last few days?
I'm sure I heard a different sounding horn/loco to the usual yesterday..
Have there been any other diesel movements on the Frankston line?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Down Steelie just through SCS second unit FA livery G class.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Long island Steel moving through SCS without the usual stop at the signal on the bypass track.  XR55X-G5XX on the front.  The G is in FA livery. Sorry could not see the numbers.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
have not seen the steel train today.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
have not seen the steel train today.
bevans

Take 2 - Just through signal 750 with XR55X on the lead and the FA livery G second unit.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G-XR on a down steel via Signal 770 at approximately 11:45am.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G-XR on a down steel via Signal 770 at approximately 11:45am.
bevans

Probably G543-XR557 which came from Tottenham Yard earlier.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
XR552-G5XX (FA) Down Long Island via the signal 750 @ 13:29
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G527 Light Engine down via signal 750 at 11:53
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
XR552-G541 Down Long Island through SSC750 at 13:40
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Today's morning down train G541-BL34 waiting line clear at sss750 at 11.30.  Would probably have departed at the usual time of 11.45.







  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
XR552-XR550 on a second down rake for the day via SSS750 at 13:35.





  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL34-G541 Down Steel via SCS at 13:45.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL29-G536 leading the Steel train now pulling though SCS toward the viaduct.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G541-G528 waiting to jump SCS on a down train to Long Island. @ SCS750
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bl31-G541 on the down through SCS a little earlier at 11am.
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

Does anyone know if rail access to the scrap yard at long island is still being used?
Google Satellite indicates the that rails are baulked on the up side of the Bayview Rd crossing..
  jakar Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Does anyone know if rail access to the scrap yard at long island is still being used?
Google Satellite indicates the that rails are baulked on the up side of the Bayview Rd crossing..
thekingoffoxes
The track to the Cresco siding (scrap yard) has been booked out of service due to track condition.
  Daryl Junior Train Controller

Location: Carrum Downs
I know the steel mill has been at Hastings for a long time (and hopefully it will survive the current problems that are causing it to make a loss).

But in the olden days was The Steelie ever hauled by L class or E class electric locomotives once it got to the wires at Frankston, or has it always been diesel hauled the whole way?
Bogong

I would hate to say but the future of the mill looks bleak (so much Imported steel from Thailand and Taiwan coming Into Melbourne)

The mill set up would probably be the starting base for the new deep water port proposed there (but I don't think the current Governments grand plans for the Port of Hastings will come to function, the "West Port" just ticks more boxes In terms of good transport connections)

Brown coal from Latrobe Valley being exported Is just someone's pipe dream, massive overheads would have to be paid for before any exporting could commence (that's If there Is even a market for low value coal)

The mill siding went In In 1969, many trains worked through to the mill from Albury and Adelaide, so 44 km's of electric traction would hardly be worth the effort. (never seen pictures of L Classes hauling heavy goods on the Frankston line, the L Class didn't perform very well on heavy goods because of their light axel load)
"Nightfire"


I remember Es and Ls on the briquette sidings. light loads, I know.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bl34 on point second down steel of the day through SCS far track at 13:20.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Steel now (12:26) through SCS Goods line late running.  usually through around 11:45am.

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